HiWi Position – Dataset Discovery Platform

March 31st, 2023

We are looking for a HiWi (f/m/d) for the development of a web application that enables researchers to discover datasets within a large-scale research project.

Job Type HiWi
Extent Discussable
Status Open
Contact(s) Soo-Yon Kim

The research of the Cluster of Excellence “Internet of Production” (IoP) revolves around making industrial data along the whole production chain available for cross-domain processing, analysis, and exchange to enable highly functional, smart, data-driven manufacturing.

Naturally, research in cross-domain industrial data exchange also features a strong need for scientific collaboration and mutual provision and exchange of relevant research data. For a large-scale project such as the IoP with nearly 200 researchers involved, this is a challenging task.

Our approach is to create a platform providing a searchable directory of IoP research datasets, make the platform available to IoP researchers as a web application, and equip it with functionalities to support the discovery of relevant datasets.


  • Technical conceptual design and implementation of the platform
  • Connection of the data source via API
  • Design of a flexible and extendable user interaction surface
  • Containerization and deployment of the platform as a web application

We are always looking for engaged students and are happy to provide a collaborative environment, insight into ongoing research work, and guidance for working in the scientific domain.

If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact with your CV and references of prior web app works.

  • Experience with app development 
  • Skilled with frontend development, e.g., with Vue, React, NodeJS, or Angular (in principle, tool can be freely chosen) 
  • Experience with APIs
  • Extent discussable, min. 8h/week
  • Preferrable: Experience with containerization technologies such as Docker